Circe quilt by Marilyn Belford

Circe (40" x 60") 2006

In Greek mythology, Circe was a sorceress living on the island of Aeaea. In Homer’s Odyssey she invited Odysseus’ crew to a feast, the wine laced with one of her magical potions, and she turned them all into swine with a wand after they gorged themselves on it.

How It Was Made

Commercial cotton fabric was applied with fusible web, and further embellished with thread. No paints were used.


2006 – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
2007 – AQS Expo and Contest, Nashville, TN


2006 – 1st Prize: NYSQC in Syracuse, NY
2007 – 1st Prize: Common Threads Quilt Guild, Binghamton, NY
2007 – 3rd Prize: Quilters Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA